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Variable, 8 Hours , Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday

#TP117390 Maintenance Mechanic

Initial Review Date: Fri 9/30/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!

  • Anticipated Assignment Duration: 6 months
  • Compensation: $41.09/hour


Under general supervision, the Maintenance Mechanic will perform journey level work independently or as part of regular maintenance crew. May be assigned duties in a variety of skilled tasks in building maintenance and surveillance for the entire campus to identify a variety of problems inside and outside of campus buildings with focus on building systems and sub-systems; perform minor repairs while on rounds. Assess and determine severity of problems in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, sheet metal, building controls, and locks; make adjustments, reset or perform minor repairs to bring equipment back in service. Perform a variety of readings, test procedures on boilers, chillers, refrigeration systems, soft water systems, deionized water, electrical and electronics systems. Perform preventive maintenance tasks such as: fan greasing, filter changing, water treatment, valve exercising, and chilled and hot water system flushing and balancing. Demonstrate strong customer service by presenting a professional appearance and effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students in a helpful and respectful manner. Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with members of the campus community.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required by the University's needs. Must be able to work overtime for training purposes.

Possible Shifts (shift availability will vary depending on open shifts and start date):

  • One Opening for Tuesday - Saturday, 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Two Openings for Monday - Friday 6:00A - 2:30P


  • Journey level skill in one or more of the following skilled trades: building systems, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, electronic, pneumatic controls, sheet metal, and/or locks. Knowledge and understanding of engineering fundamentals with respect to building systems and equipment.

  • Proven experience working with main utilities including: gas mains, water mains, sewer mains, main electrical feed to buildings, street lighting, storm drain systems, sea water systems and irrigation systems.

  • Experience assessing and repairing pumps, air handlers, air compressors, vacuum pumps, heat exchangers, refrigeration systems, flush valves, faucets, p-traps, urinals, fume hoods, exhaust fans, boilers, chillers, electronic controls, sheet metal components, and locks. Work experience resetting electrical breakers.

  • Experience working in all building codes including but not limited to, Uniform Building Code (UBC), Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), National Electrical Code (NEC) and Fire Codes.

  • Experience performing diagnostic tests for system operations and determining repair needs. Experience troubleshooting operational problems and making necessary adjustments or repairs.

  • Demonstrated experience using and maintaining of hand and power tools related to job functions.

  • Proven experience reading and interpreting blueprints, system diagrams, isometric drawings and schematics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety codes, rules and regulations. Experience in the safeguarding and securing of keys issued.

  • Experience operating personal computers using a variety of software packages such as, but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Oracle, online electronic timekeeping system, Internet Explorer and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (such as MAXIMO).

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds including students, staff, faculty and guests.


  • DOJ, FBI, and DMV Background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain valid California Driver license and participate in DMV Pull Program.

  • Must be able to walk long distances with tool pouch through mechanical cores, upstairs and through utility tunnels via ladders.

  • Must be able to move through limited access spaces such as small spaces and ceiling overheads.

  • Must be willing and able to work in morgues/gross anatomy/pathological laboratories where human/animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of worker and/or contaminated by radioactive biohazardous substances.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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